Like a ballplayer who doesn’t immediately deliver, the San Diego County mansion of former Dodgers star Matt Kemp is up for auction after failing to sell for 3 1/2 months.
Previously listed at $11.5 million, the home will sell “without reserve” to the highest bidder April 20 in cooperation with Kofi Nartey and Morgan Trent of Compass, Sports and Entertainment Division.
A “without reserve” auction means the property goes to the highest bidder regardless of price and with no contingencies.
A news release described the Kemp home as a “contemporary five-bedroom estate … set on nearly four acres in Poway overlooking the golf course [and] and features a formal living room, solarium dining area, cigar lounge, 1,200-bottle wine room, theater, infinity edge pool, game room, full gym, steam spa, tennis court and outdoor kitchen.”
“Partnering with Concierge Auctions was an easy decision because their platform offers my client what’s important – an exclusive, yet expedited sales process, executed in a measurable timeframe,” Nartey said.
Kemp played for the Padres in 2015 and 2016 after being taken by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB draft. He played with the Dodgers from 2006 until 2014.
He’s made at least $20 million a year since 2013, according to baseballplayersalaries.com.
The Los Angeles Times reported in December that Kemp bought the property three years ago for $9.075 million and has spent an additional $3 million in renovations.